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MetaPhlAn2 for enhanced metagenomic taxonomic profiling

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We thank S. Farina and M. Cristofolini for skin-sample collection, V. De Sanctis and R. Bertorelli for metagenomic sequencing, B. Ren for help in the generation of the synthetic metagenomes, the Human Microbiome Project Consortium, and the individuals from the Saint Louis, MO, and Houston, TX, areas, whose generous participation made the HMP possible. This work was supported in part by the US National Institutes of Health (grants R01HG005969 and U54DE023798 to C.H.), the US National Science Foundation (grant DBI-1053486 to C.H.), the US Army Research Office (grant W911NF-11-1-0473 to C.H.), Danone Research (grant PLF-5972-GD to G.W.) the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (Marie Curie grant PCIG13-618833 to N.S.), the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (grant FIR RBFR13EWWI to N.S.), Fondazione Caritro (grant Rif.Int.2013.0239 to N.S.) and Terme di Comano (grant to N.S.).

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  1. Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento, Trento, Italy.

    • Duy Tin Truong
    • , Matthias Scholz
    • , Edoardo Pasolli
    • , Adrian Tett
    •  & Nicola Segata
  2. Biostatistics Department, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Eric A Franzosa
    • , Timothy L Tickle
    • , George Weingart
    •  & Curtis Huttenhower
  3. The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Eric A Franzosa
    • , Timothy L Tickle
    •  & Curtis Huttenhower


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